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Nigeria is a nation favored with various characteristic assets among which unrefined petroleum is the most vital. 

Raw petroleum has over tome turn into the main impetus that backings the Nigerian economy. 

This has made the nation to be over ward upon the raw petroleum income and different wellsprings of income have been dismissed. 

A few states in the North have felt this blow tremendously.The poorest states in Nigeria, concurring the National Bureau of Statistics , have a neediness rate of up to 70%.

Below are the 5 poorest states in Nigeria

1. Sokoto

Sokoto is located in the extreme Northwest with very dry climate conditions. The temperature sometimes goes up to as high as 45oC on a normal day.
The majority of the state comprises of rural areas and more than eighty percent (80%) of the inhabitants of Sokoto are engaged in one form of agricultural practice or another.
It has a poverty rate of 80.2% and is the poorest state in Nigeria.

2. Katsina

Katsina state is found in the North central part of Nigeria. The people of Katsina are predominantly farmers and this state ranks as the second poorest in Nigeria with a poverty rate of 74.5%.

3. Adamawa

This state is located in the North East and was carved out in 1991 from the now non-existent Gongola state.
It has a poverty rate of 74.2% and this has been worsened by the recent attacks by the Boko Haram terrorist group. This has also caused further disruption of its economic development and growth.

4. Gombe

This state is located in the North East and was carved out from Bauchi state. It has a poverty rate of 74.2%.
The people of Gombe are also predominantly farmers. Mineral deposit and petroleum deposits have recently been discovered in the state.

5. Jigawa

Jigawa state is located in the North West of the Nigeria and was carved out from Kano state. The predominant tribes here are the Hausa and Fulani and it has a 74.1% percent poverty rate.
Focusing more on agriculture can however help these states to become more productive and economically viable.
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